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Work It, Richmond: And the winners are…(2012 Best Office in RVA contest)

After a whirlwind tour of nine offices last week, we’re pleased to announce the winners for the 2012 Best Office in RVA contest. (Check out the 51+ employee category!) Read more.  

TODAY: What’s the best way to save for your children

In a financial segment focused on saving for college and earning money while in school, TODAY financial correspondent Sharon Epperson highlighted resources for students looking for a part-time job. Watch now.  

How many seasonal employees are enough this year?


Brace yourself. It’s time to start thinking about the holiday season. True, we’re not even past Labor Day, but fall clothes are showing up on the racks and the arts and crafts stores are displaying holiday décor – two signs that the season will quickly be upon us. If your business sees a spike in…
Read more It’s not a chicken-and-egg scenario: quality comes before sales

When it comes to driving growth in your restaurant, you may find yourself asking a lot of chicken-and-egg questions. Do you need increased sales before adding a new concept? Or do you add a new concept so that you can increase market share? Do you increase marketing spend to drive sales? Or do you focus…
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WRIC TV 8: Various industries are hiring at summer’s end

As summer draws to a close, what industries are hiring and what can job seekers do to make themselves stand out? Snagajob stopped by our local ABC station to provide some insight. Read more.  

Multi-Unit Franchisee: Tax credit screening: turning the hiring process into a profit center

One of the largest uphill battles a franchise owner facesis combating the costs associated with hiring, training, and retaining good people, particularly in businesses with a high turnover rate. Local, state, and federal governments set aside billions of dollars every year meant to incentivize hiring that can offset these costs. Unfortunately, the complex hiring incentive…
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Snagajob launches national search for undiscovered musical talent

The Hourly Gig gives one act the chance to open for country rock star Brantley Gilbert Richmond, Va., Aug. 16 2012 – Snagajob, America’s largest hourly employment network for job seekers and employers, announced today a national contest to find the best undiscovered musical talent. The Hourly Gig invites hourly employees and job seekers to…
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Before they were famous, they punched a clock

Snagajob looks at stars who got started in hourly positions What do Julia Roberts and President Barack Obama have in common? Long before the silver screen and the White House, they each got their start serving vanilla or chocolate ice cream as hourly workers at Baskin-Robbins. And presidential candidate Mitt Romney? He was a security…
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Must-reads from Mel: postponed driver’s licenses, freeing up your workday and not watching movies backwards


Odds are that you don’t have the time you’d like to read all the blogs, articles or books that offer insight into the hourly hiring industry. So Snagajob asked our friend, Mel Kleiman – CSP, president of Humetrics, and a strategist for hiring and retaining the best hourly employees – to give us a rundown…
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Chain Store Age: Assessing the perfect hire

On the job hunt, experience matters. Or, does it? Maybe not as much as many job seekers and hourly employers might think. Read more.